I am curious as to what some of you great hockey historians think are the best early players. The ones from before WW2 or before 1950. Guys that precede Rocket Richard and Gordie Howe. Since I was a little kid I have read many books on hockey history. I have read about the legend of Morenz and Shore. Those 2 seem to dominate the legends of early hockey. Eddie Shore seems to be the legitimate Ty Cobb of Hockey. Truly living up to the legend he is. Anyway I know about many of the Hockey legends, King Clancy, Max Bentley, Bill Durnan, Joliett, Frank Boucher, Cyclone Taylor, Lionel Conacher and more. How do you think are the top 5, 10, 20 or 50 early Hockey stars. Don't limit it totally to the NHL or NHA as many great players played in the Pacific Coast league for large chunks of their careers or other places.